Roane Publishing FREE Reads Get a Facelift!

Do you like Free?  Do you like pretty covers?  Well, today I reveal to you the new covers of the Free reads released for Roane Publishing’s 1st birthday last year!

Where can you get them? Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords – BUT if you go here you can get them all in one place.

Now for the reveal!

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Any Other Way by Michelle Ziegler
(Contemporary Romance)

Description: Everyone wants to be someone’s first choice.

Rebecca is no exception. She’s been in love with Tyler forever, but he’s one of her best friends. She knows you never cross the friendship line; not if you want to stay that way. Too bad for meddlesome friends. Now, she’s stuck on a camping trip with a bunch of couples, and Tyler. Will Rebecca be able to bury her feelings and stay friends with Tyler, or will she sabotage everything including the Labor Day weekend?

A Roane Free Read

Sisters Krista Ames
(A Montana Series Short Story)

Description: Having a sister was something Harper Donaldson had only wished for in her dreams. When a letter came telling her she not only had a sister, but her new-found sister was coming to visit Holly, Montana in person within a weeks’ time, Harper panics.

Chloe Summerfield grew up in a loving home with an adopted family, but always wondered who else might be out there. Given the right tools and a little bit of time, she found out she had a sister and has wasted no time arranging to meet her long lost sibling.

Will the meeting be everything both women hope for?

A Roane Free Read

Dragon Eye by Anna Simpson
(Fantasy)

Description: Everyone wants a dragon until they have to feed one.

Rory’s personal guard knows the little dragon is bursting with magic which could revitalize all the farmer’s fields, and still rid an old man of his aches and pains. Too young to defend herself she’s forced to run when the king discovers she could also be his source to eternal youth.

A Roane Free Read

All For NothingLaurie Treacy

Description: Her life has been a lie.

After the events in “Ordinary World,” Amy Corbett wants answers. About her past and why her mother didn’t clue her into the truth. Reluctantly accepting the changes forced upon her, Amy’s trying to embrace her new self, but being a witch is hard work. Not able to grasp a simple spell, she learns about a secret society of magic users, shunned for not being able to ‘fit in.’ Maybe she’ll find a place where she truly belongs. 

There’s no place like home? Sometimes there are alternatives.

A Roane Free Read

PixifiedSheryl Winters
(Fantasy/Paranormal)

Description: Happily mated Tiger shifter, Fhina has the Purr-fect life with her no-longer-cursed Wolf shifter husband and their brand new babies. So, why is it that life suddenly took a turn for the weird for her favorite cousin Tessa? And why did Fhina’s Magician ex-boyfriend and his gaggle of pixies suddenly appear in Tessa’s bakery.

It will take a lot more than a curse book to solve this mystery. It’ll take the combined talents of an dysfunctional Enchantress, a first level Witch, and more than a little luck.

A Roane Free Read

Bourbon, Boots and Southern PersuasionLondon Saint James
(Contemporary Erotic Romance)

Description: Brodie Hartley—the true definition of a rugged rascal. A rascal who hadn’t been home in a long time, but when his friend Trey Cleary asked him to be the best man at his upcoming nuptials, Brodie hopped on his Harley and headed for North Carolina.

Darby Cleary had always been more than a little infatuated with her brother’s best friend, only she was too young for him back in the day. However, Darby isn’t a little girl any longer; she’s a woman who wants a taste of Brodie Hartley. Her game plan for the pre-wedding activities? 1. Flirt with the man. 2. Seduce him. 3. If one and two don’t work, get him well lubricated and hope like hell Brodie wants a taste of her, too.

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Sonny the Scoundrel is at it again! – Love Elixir Antidote

 Sonny’s at it again! Come check out his new release.

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A Sonny the Scoundrel Novella
Romance /Fantasy (Satire / Humor)
By Sonny Zae
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 20, 2015
Keywords: Fantasy, Medieval, Satire, Humor, Fantasy Adventure, Romantic Comedy

Sonny the Scoundrel lives with Grandpap, the wizard in their rustic village of Sow’s Teat. Sonny is dashing and handsome, but his reputation is widely known. When a former flame announces her marriage to a suitor from a distant city, he knows it will be a grand affair attended by visitors from far beyond their village—including young maidens who are unaware of his dubious reputation.

Since the visitors will include his favorite type of maidens—those he can romance and never see again, he nicks a love elixir from Grandpap in advance of a big wedding,. Sonny is confident he can charm any of the visiting maidens without need of the love elixir, but why work harder than necessary?

When he adds too much love elixir to a girl’s cup, Sonny discovers making her fall out of love with him is much harder than he imagined. Unfortunately, there is no love elixir antidote and Sonny must use his wits to wriggle out of her clinging claws.

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About Sonny Zae

Sonny lives in a small town on the edge of reality. His only remarkable characteristic is imagination. He ignored his grade school teacher’s repeated admonitions to stop daydreaming and get to work.

Sonny’s book WIZARD SEEKING TROPHY BRIDE, is available on the Kindle. It is a story about the exceptional difficulties involved in finding love and happiness for an elderly and strange wizard, not to mention the difficulties of dealing with an elderly relative—an elderly relative who is also a wizard.
See my review here:
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me a few minutes to get past Sonny and his obsession of drink – well free drinks. Following this man’s obsession to obtain drinks in the most creative, albeit slightly immoral ways, is amusing.

Sonny is a little dense. He’s that man that knows he is good looking and abuses his powers. He would almost be someone you could hate, if it weren’t for the fact he gets a taste of his own medicine. A LOT. You sort of feel bad for him.

A quick short read that leaves you smiling and wondering what will Sonny say or do next!

View all my reviews

Mishmash Monday

 

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Thanks Kelly Hashway  for mishmash Monday.

So Mishmash Monday is where you post what’s on your mind.  Here is what is on my mind and please feel free to share what is on yours.

  1. Okay – the only marketing I will do today. For the Love of Murphy is on sale until the 31st in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Go get a $.99 copy before it is too late!  Click here.

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  1. I am neck deep in taxes-for those in the USA, isn’t tax season fun?
  2. I am working on a short story for a new anthology. I am giving sneak peeks in my online group Michelle’s Virtual Watercooler.  Come join in the fun! I promise it’s fun and once we get 15 people I will do a giveaway.  I plan to do giveaways a lot actually.
  3. I just finished reading a new novella and need to review it.  Problem is I don’t know where to begin or what to write.  I liked it for sure, but it wasn’t what I had hopped. I hate that.
  4. Over the weekend I watched Into the Woods and loved it – until the end.  WTF. Seriously, unless you are Disney I don’t think you can get away with endings like that.  Bleck. Anyone else see it? What were your thoughts?
  5. SPRINGS IT FINALLY HERE in Denver that is. Thank goodness. I think I am done with snow!

Now to you, that is enough from me for one day.  What is on your mind today?

 

NaNoWriMo -Why I Don’t

It’s that time of year again.  The NaNo craze is in full swing.  In fact, it’s been for several weeks. So, have you wondered if I was participating?  Why there have been no status updates? The answer is, no I’m not. I don’t ever do NaNo.

Let’s clear the air.  It isn’t’ because I think I am better then it.  I am not.  It’s not because I couldn’t use something to push me to get my books done.  I need tons of help. The issue is, I’d be setting myself up to fail. I’d much rather set up goals I can meet.  I have two kids and am trying to build a few businesses.  I write when I can.  So good luck to all that partake.  I may join you in a few years.

So what is my goal for my novel to be through draft one and maybe draft two?  Christmas.  My husband is taking some needed vacation that I hope means I get some writing done.  We shall see. I love him, but sometimes he’s simply a third kid.

So for those who are fans of my writing (please tell me there is at least one of you,) I will be posting bits of my new story on facebook.  Go like my page if you haven’t, http://www.facebook.com/michellezieglerauthor.

For my fellow writers.  Do you Nano and why?hmmm

Giveaway for Spooktacular Seducations

giveawayWho likes to get stuff?  FREE stuff that is.  So in other words-who doesn’t like giveaways?  Don’t lie to me.  You know you want to free stuff.  Roane Publishing is doing a HUGE giveaway in honor of Spooktacular Seductions’ release.  You can enter here.

But-yes, there is a but.  I am also doing a giveaway! I know! Who’s excited?  Don’t miss out on the giveaway I am doing here on my blog or you can enter on Facebook.  If you enter you automatically win a sneak peak at the first chapter of Garden of Souls.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

So what are you entering to get? A custom book shaped box with pages from Garden of Souls*, a keychain of Garden of Souls*, and an e-book of Spooktacular Seductions.

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So what are you waiting for?  

Giveaway

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Genre: Romance Anthology Release Date: October 31,

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Falling in love can be terrifying.
Eight tales of spooky romance brought to you just in time for Halloween.

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 *International entrants are only eligible for the ebook. 

Meet Sheryl Winters and her Pet Dragon

I have the honor of interviewing a wonderful author today!  The woman cracks me up.  She claims that she isn’t very crafty and that she doesn’t live in an Igloo (she lives in Alaska, so I swear she lives in an Igloo.)  Aside from those two short comings, the woman is amazing and I’d love you all to meet her.  Also don’t forget to check out her free short story Pixified and her recent release Perr-fect Mating.

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So my dear Sheryl enlighten our audience, where do you draw the line on the “heat” level in
your books and why? 

Closed door, peeking in, or holy cow I need a fan?
Details.. I leave them out. My characters tend to hint at the action but then they always close the door making me wonder. I think it’s more up to the character I’m writing at the moment. I’ve never had a character scream.. “Write more sex, write more sex.” I believe a story can be well told and still be pg.

Who do you choose?  Knight or shape-shifting dragon?  Yeah, had to ask.
I think I’d like to see a knight that is a shape shifting dragon, but seriously, if I had to choose I think I’d pick the dragon/human combo, more firepower and the ability to take off in a flight. Let’s face it, knights are great in battle, but I’m already doing the dishes. The last thing a princess wants is to hook up with a knight and then have to shine his armor every day!

You write lots of different types of characters.  What is your favorite to
write about and why? I don’t have a favorite, but I do have a lot of favorites. Usually it’s their choices that interest me. Why did they .. jump into marriage, fight off a mugger instead of running. That type of thing, I love the-finding-out-of-the-why.

What drink do you need while writing?  You know coffee, beer, martini, hot
chocolate, maybe a juice box?
Juice box.
Just kidding, Diet Pepsi, over ice in a glass cup and never plastic!

While writing do you snack or are you more of a ‘who has time to take your
fingers off the keyboard type?’ I’m a Dorito type of girl. Throw in a cup of Rotel (Hot, never medium or mild) and I’m in heaven.

Who is the pet you have in your backyard – I know who it is, but please introduce him to our guests.  Oh, you better give a description.

Leathery wings that stretch over ten feet long, barrel shaped body. Hide as black as a late winters night and blue eyes that pierces the darkness around him.

He has TEETH. Large sharp teeth, scores of teeth, teeth so large they could burrow through the body armor of a knigh…. 

Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Despite what you think Michelle, Egbert the dragon is purely fictional. In my back yard live only two beings. Prince, a beautiful fifteen year-old black lab/border collie cross with tiny ears that flop forward and a chubby lab body. Brown eyes that show nothing but love. Silver, blue heeler and Border Collie. All salt and pepper colored. The ability to race back and forth from his dog house to the main house six times in less than 3 seconds. Amazing speed for a thirteen-year-old.

                         I might take back all the nice things I just said about this woman.  How dare   you lie to me about Egbert?

Do you have any pets that are considered more domestic?  “Yes, see above,” She says with a cheeky grin.

What was the inspiration behind your latest release? Frozen Raspberry Ice-cream and Pixies. I kept picturing a bakery full to the brim with mischievous Pixies. Thus, Pixified was born.

Last question.  If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? Ireland. I love the ancient castles, the land, the beauty of it. I’d love to go visit, see the history up close.

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Alright-well I guess that’s Sheryl in a nut shell.  Check out my interview at her blog.  She also has some short stories over at her site to peek at too.

Something on Sunday-Free Reads

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Kelly Hashway has a great series out there.  A new twist on some old Greek mythology-Medusa.  The Touch of Death series is wonderful!  Just ask all the readers that have reviewed it.  I really loved it too. So imagine my excitement finding a free prequel. Kelly has had a free read on her blog for awhile about Medusa herself and now you get to read about Alex.  GO check this out.  It’s FREE so you have nothing to lose and only a great new series to gain!

Download Kiss of Death by Kelly Hashway for FREE and fall in love with Alex & Jodi #YA #PNR

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Other Free Reads to Check out:

Campus Crush

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Septemeber is Free Reads Month at Roane Publishing

Free story.  Get your FREE story.

You’ve got it by now right? September is full of free reads in honor of Roane Publishing’s first birthday.

Check out this weeks free reads.  Check out new to you authors!  Happy reading! Feel free to share the love with the author by commenting or reposting this awesome opportunity.  Smashword links are below or get them through Roane Publishing.

Roane Free Reads

Roane Publishing is turning one this month and to celebrate, we’re giving away free eBooks!All you have to do is come by our Free Reads page each Monday and download the stories we are offering that week. Simple and straightforward, just the way we like it.The best part?

The time to release the first two of Roane Publishing’s Free Reads has finally arrived. (You can find the entire release schedule and all of the available downloads on our Free Reads page.)


The line up and Smashword links for releases stories:
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Monday, Sept. 1st:

Any Other Way – Michelle Ziegler

Dragon Eye – Anna Simpson

Monday, Sept. 8th:

Plague of Cats – Sonny Zae
Bourbon Boots and Southern Persuasion – London Saint James

Monday, Sept. 15th:

Pixified – Sheryl Winters
Sisters: A Montana Series Short – Krista Ames

Monday, Sept. 22nd:

Manor of Sweet Souls: Gladys Celebrates – Echo Shea
Love’s Revenge: Chapter One – Terri Rochenski

Monday, Sept. 29th:

All For Nothing – Laurie Tracey
First Date Disaster? – Rebecca Hart

 

Septemeber is Free Reads Month at Roane Publishing

Free story.  Get your FREE story.

You’ve got it by now right? September is full of free reads in honor of Roane Publishing’s first birthday.

Check out this weeks free reads.  Don’t forget that there are 4 others, one is mine, from the 1st and 8th.  Check out new to you authors!  You can go wrong with these two from today. Happy reading! Feel free to share the love with the author by commenting or reposting this awesome opportunity.

Roane Free Reads

Roane Publishing is turning one this month and to celebrate, we’re giving away free eBooks!All you have to do is come by our Free Reads page each Monday and download the stories we are offering that week. Simple and straightforward, just the way we like it.The best part?

The time to release the first two of Roane Publishing’s Free Reads has finally arrived. (You can find the entire release schedule and all of the available downloads on our Free Reads page.)


This week’s Free Read releases:
Pixified – Sheryl Winters
Sisters: A Montana Series Short – Krista Ames
Either story can be downloaded from our Free Reads page right now, and both are available in ePUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. Happy Reading from all of us at Roane Publishing!!
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Monday, Sept. 1st:

Any Other Way – Michelle Ziegler
Dragon Eye – Anna Simpson

Monday, Sept. 8th:

Plague of Cats – Sonny Zae
Bourbon Boots and Southern Persuasion – London Saint James

Monday, Sept. 15th:

Pixified – Sheryl Winters
Sisters: A Montana Series Short – Krista Ames

Monday, Sept. 22nd:

Manor of Sweet Souls: Gladys Celebrates – Echo Shea
Love’s Revenge: Chapter One – Terri Rochenski

Monday, Sept. 29th:

All For Nothing – Laurie Tracey
First Date Disaster? – Rebecca Hart

 

 

Septemeber is Free Reads Month at Roane Publishing

Free story.  Get your FREE story.

That’s right.  You heard me.  Free stories all month long!  Yours truly is part of the celebration of Roane’s first birthday.  So come check out my story from September 1st.  Then don’t forget to come back every Monday for the month.

Roane Free Reads

Roane Publishing is turning one this month and to celebrate, we’re giving away free eBooks!All you have to do is come by our Free Reads page each Monday and download the stories we are offering that week. Simple and straightforward, just the way we like it.The best part?

The time to release the first two of Roane Publishing’s Free Reads has finally arrived. (You can find the entire release schedule and all of the available downloads on our Free Reads page.)


This week’s Free Read releases:
Plague of Cats – Sonny Zae

Bourbon Boots and Southern Persuasion – London Saint James
Either story can be downloaded from our Free Reads page right now, and both are available in ePUB, MOBI, and PDF formats. Happy Reading from all of us at Roane Publishing!!
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Monday, Sept. 1st:

Any Other Way – Michelle Ziegler
Dragon Eye – Anna Simpson

Monday, Sept. 8th:

Plague of Cats – Sonny Zae
Bourbon Boots and Southern Persuasion – London Saint James

Monday, Sept. 15th:

Pixified – Sheryl Winters
Sisters: A Montana Series Short – Krista Ames

Monday, Sept. 22nd:

Manor of Sweet Souls: Gladys Celebrates – Echo Shea
Love’s Revenge: Chapter One – Terri Rochenski

Monday, Sept. 29th:

All For Nothing – Laurie Tracey
First Date Disaster? – Rebecca Hart